“She Thought I Was Leaving Because Of Her”: Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa

November 8, 2019 17:33

Regis Philbin had been an important part of Live! with Regis & Kelly for 28 years. But in 2011, he decided it’s time for him to move on. Why? Let's find out.

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Soon after celebrating his and Kelly Ripa's 10th anniversary together, Philbin announced his wish to leave the morning show. Regis Philbin revealed what made him live the show.

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Regis’ departure ruined the long-standing friendship he had with his co-host. But what actually happened between them?

When did Regis leave Live with Regis and Kelly?

In an interview with Larry King, Regis Philbin chatted about his broken relationship with Kelly Ripa. The host admitted that he and Kelly haven’t talked since he left.

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Philbin shared that he wanted to leave the show simply because he felt like it was time for him to let go but his co-host took it personally.

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Philbin explained:

She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older, and it wasn’t right for me anymore.

He admitted he still misses the show and sometimes even regrets he left. But deep down he knows it was ‘time to let go.’

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Sadly, even up till this day Philbin and Ripa’s relationship hasn’t improved. Regis wasn’t invited to Kelly’s Sweet 15-anniversary celebration on Friday's Live! With Kelly and Michael.

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That’s really sad to hear. We hope that one day they will be friends again. And what do you think? Do you miss Live! with Regis & Kelly with Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin?